Saturday, July 11, 2020

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari postpones national sports festival over coronavirus

Buhari postpones national sports festival over coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the national sports festival (NSF), tagged Edo 2020, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus in the country. Nigeria confirmed a third case of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, disclosed the president's decision via his Twitter handle on Tuesday. ''Following the briefing of Mr. President from myself and [...]

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    PDP: We are worried Buhari is yet to address Nigerians over coronavirus

PDP: We are worried Buhari is yet to address Nigerians over coronavirus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is worried that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to address Nigerians over coronavirus.  Nigeria recorded its index case of the disease on Friday when a visiting Italian tested positive to the virus. The ministry of health and other relevant agencies had swung into action, assuring Nigerians that the government is able to manage the crisis. But [...]

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    Buhari approves Oyo-Ita’s retirement, says probe will continue

Buhari approves Oyo-Ita’s retirement, says probe will continue

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the retirement of Winifred Oyo-Ita as head of service, saying his action is "without prejudice to the on-going investigations into the allegations against her". Boss Mustapha, secretary of the government to the federation (SGF), disclosed this in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services), on Friday. There were allegations of a N3 billion contract [...]

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    CAMA passes second reading at senate

CAMA passes second reading at senate

A bill seeking to repeal and re-enact the companies and allied matters act (CAMA) has passed second reading at the senate. The bill, which was passed by the senate under the leadership of Bukola Saraki, was not assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. In November, the president asked the national assembly to effect some corrections to the bill. The president wanted section 26(5) [...]

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    Senate asks Buhari to constitute board of Federal Character Commission

Senate asks Buhari to constitute board of Federal Character Commission

The senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC). The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, on Tuesday. There have been reports that the agency has only one commissioner out of the 37 as required by law. Abdullahi Halidu Shinkafi, the lone [...]

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    Buhari: Boko Haram attacking soft targets because we have weakened them

Buhari: Boko Haram attacking soft targets because we have weakened them

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has significantly weakened the Boko Haram insurgents. In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, Buhari condemned the recent attack of the insurgents on Garkida in Adamawa state. On Friday, the insurgents attacked the town, killing many people. The insurgents reportedly broke into the town around 7pm, shooting sporadically. Soldiers who engaged them in a gun battle were [...]

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    Buhari and Femi Adesina – what are you doing to Nigeria’s future?

Buhari and Femi Adesina – what are you doing to Nigeria’s future?

I was rereading Mr Femi Adesina's vehement pronouncement at Mrs Farida Waziri's book launch and the part that got me was his claim that Buhari declared his assets openly in 2015 but chose not to declare openly in 2019 and that it was his (Buhari’s) prerogative since the constitution does not say he should declare openly. He also said that [...]

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    Uzodinma meets Buhari, seeks refund of N32bn ‘spent on FG roads in Imo’

Uzodinma meets Buhari, seeks refund of N32bn ‘spent on FG roads in Imo’

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking his intervention in the refund of over N32 billion his predecessors reportedly spent on federal roads in the state. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting with Buhari, Uzodinma said Imo is in "financial distress". He said the funds, if released, will assist in clearing both salary [...]

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    Falana: Corruption can’t be fought when there are policies promoting poverty

Falana: Corruption can’t be fought when there are policies promoting poverty

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says corruption cannot be successful tackled when there are policies and programmes which promote poverty. He also said African leaders have failed to address the cause of corruption. Falana said this on Wednesday in a keynote address at the 8th anti-corruption situation room on the review of the fight against corruption organised by the [...]

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    Buhari won’t sack service chiefs, says SGF

Buhari won’t sack service chiefs, says SGF

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says President Muhammadu Buhari will not sack service chiefs. The Nation quoted him as saying this while addressing journalists after a book presentation by Samuel Salifu, former general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), in Abuja on Tuesday. Mustapha said it is premature to sack the service chiefs because of Nigeria’s [...]

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    Buhari NOT embarking on 20-day UK vacation, says Femi Adesina

Buhari NOT embarking on 20-day UK vacation, says Femi Adesina

The presidency has debunked the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to travel to the United Kingdom and some foreign countries. In a statement on Monday, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said there are reports making the rounds that the president would spend 20 days in the UK and proceed to Saudi Arabia, then Austria. Adesina [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will continue to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the country's security challenges. Lawan said this in Katsina state while speaking at an empowerment programme by Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, for his constituents on Sunday. The senate president said the legislature would also ensure that the federal government [...]

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    ‘Revenge is not acceptable’ — Buhari speaks on Katsina killings

‘Revenge is not acceptable’ — Buhari speaks on Katsina killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against revenge following an attack on two communities in Katsina state. More than 30 people were killed in the communities located in Batsari local government area of Katsina on Friday night. The police say they have been able to arrest a suspect connected to the incident. In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying [...]

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    Shekau threatens journalists, minister in new video, says Buhari is in big trouble

Shekau threatens journalists, minister in new video, says Buhari is in big trouble

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has issued a threat to some journalists and Isa Pantami, minister of communication and digital economy. In a new video, the insurgent leader asked his men to go after Pantami for threatening to block the communication lines of the sect members. He reminded the minister that his group killed a famous Kano cleric in 2007, [...]

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    Zulum: Borno people haven’t lost hope in Buhari 

Zulum: Borno people haven’t lost hope in Buhari 

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says the people of his state have not lost hope in President Muhammadu Buhari.  The governor said this while reacting to the president’s visit to the state on Wednesday.  Buhari had visited the state to condole with the people over the Boko Haram attack which led to the loss of 30 lives in Auno, a community near [...]

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    Shettima on booing: Borno people still love Buhari

Shettima on booing: Borno people still love Buhari

Kashim Shettima, senator representing Borno central, says the people of the state love President Muhammadu Buhari "passionately". He said this a day after Buhari was booed by some residents when he paid a condolence visit to the state over an attack which led to the killing of 30 persons. Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Shettima, a former governor of the state, described [...]

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